Book Signings and Author Events
Back again this month for more upcoming trips will be M T Sanders and Monty signing their book I’m Not A Pandacow. Catch them on:
Sunday 6th from 11am at The Edinburgh Baby Co 28-30 Marchmont Cres, Edinburgh EH9 1HG
Monday 7th from 11am at Far From the Madding Crowd Bookshop 20 High St, Linlithgow EH49 7AE
Sunday 13th from 2pm at Waterstones Warrington – Book signing, story time and children’s book club
Tuesday 15th 2pm-3pm at Leigh Library for story time – WN7 1EB
Thursday 17th 2pm-3pm at Wigan Library for story time – WN1 1NH
For more information you can check our their Facebook page.
Frank English will be commencing his book tour of the North West of England. Spaces are still available in the Manchester, Settle and Skipton areas. Confirmed dates and venues so far are on:
Monday 18th – 22nd – Morecambe Library, Morecambe – working with youngsters from primary schools in the Morecambe area.
Saturday 3rd June – M T Sanders and Monty will be signing their book in the Wigan branch of Waterstones from 11am. For more information you can check our their Facebook page.
17th June – Barry Butler – Author & Illustrator will be holding a Book Launch & Signing at The Station, Station Yard, Richmond
DL10 4LD North Yorkshire from 11am to 3pm. Join Barry Butler on the Platform for a celebration of this wonderful book on the Landscape and Geology of Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Walk. For further information and updates please visit the authors Facebook page
1-10th October – Leicester is hosting an annual literary fest called Everybody’s Reading. As Part of this Gavin Neale will be doing readings & signing from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm in Waterstones, Highcross, Leicester on Saturday 8th October
Thursday 3rd November – Colin Goodwin will be reading and signing his books at Burnley Central Library, Burnley from 2pm
25th April – 2QT Authors will be appearing at What’s your Story Chorley from 11am – 4pm – more information to follow.
World Book Week – 1st – 7th March 2015
York Literature Fesitval – 19th – 29 March, 2015 Festival Website: http://www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk/
7th March – Frank will be signing at the The New Hedgehog Bookshop in Penrith from 11.30am
20th March – Frank English will be signing his books at Waterstones York from 5-8pm (evening event!)
28th March (tbc) – Frank English will be holding a signing at the Guisborough Bookshop in North Yorkshire from 11am
19th February – Frank English and Dulcie Matthews will be appearing at the Childrens Books Fair at Lowther Park – for further information please contact http://www.lowther.co.uk/
December 6th – Katharine Ann Angel is a guest on BBC Radio Lancashire’s ‘Lunchtime Favorites’ with Maria Felix Vas. Katharine talk about my life, interspersed with my choice of 8 tracks. (11 – 12am) and then holding a book signing at SilverDell Bookshop in Kirkham, Lancashire from 2pm signing her book The Froggitt Chain
December 13th 2014 Booksigning in Lancaster Waterstones – NOW CANCELLED
Saturday 1st November – Frank English will be at Waterstones, Lancaster branch signing his latest release A Winters Tale and of course his other titles too.
Sunday 2nd November – Sheila Dibnah will be at The Inn On The Wharf, Burnley Christmas Fayre inside at The Inn On The Wharf. A Fayre with a range of Christmas gifts for all the family and entertainment for the children. Venue: The Inn On The Wharf Doors: 11:00am til 4:00pm (last entry 4:00pm)
Saturday 8th November – Jane Byle will be signing and selling Montgomery The Churchmouse (Both Hardback and Paperback versions) at the Dallam PTA Craft Fair. Dallam School, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7DD. From 10am – 3pm. Free entry – refreshments and toilets available. All proceeds to Dallam PTA
November 15th – Dulcie Matthews will be signing her book Fairynan’s – Flights of Fancy at The Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Coventry from 2pm. Paul Rose illustrator is also planning to be there.
November 22nd – Jackie Huck will be launching her debut novel Salt & Pepper – Into the Cruet, at Orton Market Hall, Orton, Near Tebay Cumbria from 2pm – 4pm
November 29th – Sheila Dibnah will be signing her NEW release – a historical fiction – The Champagne Steeplejack as well as her memoirs A Cast-Iron Will from 12 – 4.30pm at Milltown Gallery,Tenterfield House, 31 Burnley Rd East Waterfoot, Rossendale Lancashire BB4 9AG. Tel: 07971 909594
Saturday 2nd August – Thelma Hancock (Discarded Images) and Patricia Comb (Paradise Cafe) will be at the Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts trail. Click the link below for the page and more details about the event.
**Patricia will be on at 12pm until 2pm. Thelma will be on straight after until 4pm.**
Sunday 3rd August – Thelma Hancock, Author of Discarded Images will be at Port William Carnival Week (See link below) – Thelma will be in the marquee on The Green on from 11-4
Sunday 3rd August – Frank English will be signing his books at 2014 Emmerdale & Crypt 7’s Football tournament being held at Farsley AFC’s ground Throstle Nest, Newlands, Farsley LEEDS LS28 5BE where there will be lots going including some stalls, food and music – and even a celebrity or two – for more information visit their facebook page
Saturday 23rd August – Dulcie Matthews will reading from her latest book – Fairynan – Flights of Fancy at Bookends bookshop in Carlisle, Cumbria at 11am
Wednesday 27th August – Rick Lee will be at Book Corner, Unit 1 Regency Buildings, Station Square, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire TS12 1AG signing his books – including Some Dance to Forget which is set in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. For more details please call Jenna 01287 348010
Saturday 19th July – Paul Ferguson will signing his book Killing the Dead at 3pm at the Slough Ice Rink on Montem Lane, Slough during the Slough legends ice hockey game.
Sunday 27th July – Sheila Dibnah will be at The Cumbria Steam Festival in Flookburgh Cumbria from 11am (in the craft tent). Its a great day out for all the family
Saturday 7th June – Mark Radtke and John Sheard will be at Waterstones in Huddersfield signing copies of Pete Livesey – Fast and Free. 11.00am – 1.00pm. If you’re passing, pop in for a chat.
Tuesday 3rd June – Rick Lee will be signing his new title – The rain it never stops at the Fred Holdsworth Bookshop, Ambleside from 2 – 5pm. More info at http://rick-lee.co.uk/category/ricks-blog/ or read an extract at http://rick-lee.co.uk/the-
Saturday 3rd May – Sheila Dibnah will be at Lancaster Waterstones, Kings Street branch, signing between 1pm and 3pm
Saturday 24th May – Frank English will be at the new branch of Waterstones in York signing his books from 11 to 4pm
Monday 26th May – Paul Ferguson will be at Sindlesham Court signing books between 10am and 4pm.
Saturday 31st May – Rick Lee will be at Gillams in Ulverston, launching his latest – The rain it never stops between 10am and 12pm.
Friday 11th April – Sheila Dibnah will be at Waterstones in Harrogate from 1 -3pm signing her memoirs A Cast Iron Will
Saturday 12th April – Sheila Dibnah will be at The National Railway Museum Shildon – doing a reading and signing her memoirs A Cast Iron Will – look out for her at the Locomation
Saturday 26th April – Whats your Story Chorley – 10 am – 4pm – a book day for local authors, poets and story tellers – a number of 2QT Authors as well as some of the 2QT Team will be appearing – so do come along and enjoy the day – Its FREE! More information to follow.
Sunday 27th April – Paul Ferguson will be at an arts fair at the Hilton Bracknell from 10am until 4pm, signing ‘Killing the Dead’.
Frank English will be holding readings and workshops at the following schools throughout March:
- Ridge Primary School, Lancaster. Full day Wednesday 5 March
- St Mary’s Primary School, Morecambe. Full day Friday 7 March
- Newfield School, Sefton. Writing programmes with Years 6 and 10. Friday 28 March
Saturday 9th March – Sheila Dibnah will be at Waterstones in Leicester from 12-2pm signing her memoirs A Cast Iron Will
Friday 21st March – Frank English will at the Lancaster Library from 3 o’clock, talking to John Gillmore (BBC Radio Lancashire) about all the event Franks been up to recently.
Saturday 22nd March – Sheila Dibnah will be at Waterstones in Worcester from 12-2pm signing her memoirs A Cast Iron Will
Friday 28 February – Frank English will be at Waterstones Meadowhall Sheffield signing his books from 11 to 4
Saturday 11th January – Katharine Ann Angel will be at Waterstones in Preston signing her debut novel – The Froggitt Chain from 11-1pm
Saturday 18th January – Katharine Ann Angel will be at Ebb and Flo in Chorley signing her debut novel – The Froggitt Chain from from 1pm – 3pm
Sat 25th January – Katharine Ann Angel will be at Waterstones in Blackpool signing her debut novel – The Froggitt Chain from 11.30-1pm
Saturday 7th December – Sheila Dibnah will be signing her memoirs A Cast-Iron Will from 12 – 4.30pm at Milltown Gallery,Tenterfield House, 31 Burnley Rd East Waterfoot, Rossendale Lancashire BB4 9AG. Tel: 07971 909594
Friday 13th December – Sheila Dibnah will be at Ironbridge Gorge Museum (Blists Hill Victorian Town) signing A Cast Iron Will from 11am – 2pm. Sheila will be situated in the entrance/shop area so it a free event but the Museum is a fantastic place so you could always make a day of it. (There is an entry fee for the actual museum).
Saturday 14th December – Frank English will be at Fred Holdsworth Bookshop in Ambleside, Cumbria signing his books – time to be confirmed.
Sunday 15th December – Following his highly successful November signing Paul Ferguson will be at the Hilton Bracknell signing his crime thriller Killing the Dead between 10am – 4pm
Sunday 15th December – Sheila Dibnah will be signing a copy of her memoirs A Cast-Iron Will at Waterstones Blackpool 11-2pm
Thursday 19th December – Frank English will be holding a book signing at Waterstones (Cornmarket branch) in LAncaster from 4pm – til late (It’s late night shopping in Lancaster)
Saturday 21st December – Katharine Ann Angel will be at Waterstones in Lancaster (King Street Branch) signing her debut novel – The Froggitt Chain from 2-4pm
Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th November – Paul Ferguson will be at the Hilton Bracknell signing his crime thriller Killing the Dead between 10am – 4pm
Saturday 16th November – Sheila Dibnah will be signing A Cast-Iron Will at Waterstones Bolton from 11 am – 2pm
Saturday 23rd November – Sheila Dibnah will be signing A Cast-Iron Will at The Black Country Living Museum
Saturday 30th November – Sheila Dibnah will be holding a signing event at Hatworks, Stockport from 2pm – 4pm – its a free event.
Friday 4th October – Maggi Toner-Edgar is one of the presenting artists at the Contemporary Vision: 20 x 20′ Pecha Kucha Style Event at the Rheged Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria Friday 4th Oct at 7pm. Come along and pay on the door or book your ticket @ 01768 868000. The artists will present 20 images of their work in a dynamic paced event followed by a short debate.
Friday 11th October – Jackie Huck will be taking part in Dreamfire Storynight. To be held at Brigsteer Village Hall, near Kendal featuring Emily Parrish performing ‘Loki’ . For more information go to www.dreamfired.co.uk
Saturday 12th October – Frank English will be signing his range of titles including his latest release Autumn Adventures at Blackpool Waterstones from 11 am –
Tuesday 22nd October – Rick Lee will be launching his latest book – Some Dance to Forget – at Saltburn Library – between 1.30-4.30pm.
He will be leading a workshop in the same venue between 2-3pm.
Contact Saltburn Library for further information.
Saturday 26th October – Rick Lee will be appearing at Gillams Tearoom in Ulverston on Saturday 26th between 10-12 am.
Tuesday 29th October – Frank English will be signing his range of titles including his latest release Autumn Adventures at York Waterstones from 11 am
Wednesday 30th October – Sheila Dibnah will be attending Trencherfield Mill, Wigan for a day of fun as part of the Powerfest Week – with a signing, and short talk and a band!
Saturday 14th September – John Leaver will be at Keighley Library as part of their Heritage Open Day, from 10 – 4pm with his recent autobiography The Life and Times of an Eccentric Yorkshireman.
28th September – 3rd October – Patricia Comb will be signing her debut book Cafe Paradise at the Wigtown Book Festival and around Galloway on a Library Book tour during October – December
Its been a quiet few months with events etc. – however its all gearing up for end of Summer and Christmas so please keep an eye out for events in your local area and support our Authors.
20th August – Frank English will be at York Waterstones for a book signing of his array of titles – and hopefully launching his latest title Autumn Adventures
25th August – Sheila Dibnah – will be at Bradford Industrial Museum from 11 am – 4pm signing her memoirs A Cast-Iron Will. Should be a good day out for the family as there is lots to see in the Museum.
August Bank Holiday weekend – Tilly Walker will be reading from all three Steeplejack Fred Books at the National Railway Museum in York
April 6th and 7th – Tilly Walker will be reading and signing Steeplejack Fred – Fred’s Summer Holiday at York National Railway Museum on for more information about the Museum please click here
Words by The Water Literary Festival 1st March – 10th March 2013. Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria is the centre for this exciting literature festival organised by Ways With Words. For 10 days (from 1 – 10 March 2013) writers and readers get together to share the pleasure of books, words and ideas.
Sarah Hampton’s book Learning to Tie A Bow will be available for sale at the Bookends Stand and Sarah hopes to be there on the afternoon of the 4th March
Frank English will be at Waterstones in Carlisle on Saturday 2nd March 2013 from 11am – signing his latest release.
Week beginning Monday 4 March – Frank English will be participating in multi activities in Lancaster with Waterstones around International Book Week. To include launch party Thursday 7 March, and work with local primary school around the events.
Frank will also be at the following schools:
Tuesday 5 March Bishop Wilton Primary School, East Riding
Friday 8 March Flushdyke Primary School, Ossett, West Riding
Tilly Walker will be book signing at Waterstones Altrincham on Saturday 23 March with her Steeplejack Fred Books. She will be signing alongside another author Diana Shaw who has kindly teamed up with Tilly – you can find out more about Diana’s books by with her books – by clicking here
Frank English will be holding a book signing Waterstones Meadowhall The Arcade (Sheffield) on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February – with his new release of 25 Primrose Walk – the much awaited sequel to 18 Mulberry Road.
Frank will be at the following Schools – for readings and writing workshops:
Wednesday 6 February Newfield School (BESD), Sefton. Half day.
Wednesday 20 February St Teresa’s Primary School. half day. Writing workshops.
For more information visit http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion/
Paul Ferguson will be at the following Waterstones signing his book Killing the Dead on;
- Friday 30th- Camberley
Paul Ferguson (former Slough Jets Coach) will be at the Hangar selling and signing books when the Jets take on Guildford Flames on Saturday 17th November. Absolutely Ice on Saturday 17th November. For this one night only the book will be on offer for the special price of £6.99 with a share of the profits going to the Slough Jets.
Tickets for the game start at £6.50 and can be bought on-line now at www.sloughjet.co.uk
For further information on the book signing please email Steve English – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday 11th- Meadowhall Arcade Sheffield
- Saturday 17th- York
Tilly Walker will be visiting the following schools throughout November –
Lindale School, Cumbria (21st) ; Allithwaite School, Cumbria (9th) ; Colden School, Hebden Bridge (16th)
Paul Ferguson will be at the following Waterstones signing his book Killing the Dead on;
- 8th December at Kingston Surrey from 10am
- 11th December at Camberley Surrey from 11am.
Paul will also be at Bracknell ice rink on Saturday the 8th December at 6pm during the Bracknell Bees v Manchester Phoenix game.
AND The National Railway Museum at York on 1st -2nd December and 15th – 16th December.
Jo Hampson and Georgina Perkins and will be at Orton Farmers Market on Saturday 8th December with Smoking Food at Home with Smoky Jo
Frank English will be holding a book signing at York Waterstones on the January 19th – with his Magic Parcel Trilogy and 18 Mulberry Road
Frank will also be visiting The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School in Carlisle on the 30th January.